iOS app Android app

Israel Palestine

2039: In 2027, Israel's IDF Destroys Iran's Nuclear Capability

Martin Shapiro | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

The year is 2039. The ten-year nuclear agreement of 2016 had ended. The Iranians fully implemented their responsibilities for little more than the first four years--just until all the US and EU sanctions were lifted.

Israelis Stage 'Sleep-In' To Save Palestinian Village

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Van Winkle's

Does a "sleep-in" have the power to make a difference in the Middle East? One group of Israelis think so. This week, Israeli peace activists began a sleep-in protest in the Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya to prevent the Israeli army from demolishing it, as reported by The Independent.

Israeli Soccer Violence Moves Racism up the Government's Agenda

James Dorsey | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
James Dorsey

A violent display of racism by extreme nationalist supporters of storied Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem coupled with recent Ethiopian Israeli protests against discrimination and the government's handling of the capture of two Israelis by Hamas has moved racist attitudes towards dark-skinned Jews and Israeli Palestinian up the government's agenda.

Burying an Elder

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 07.10.2015 | World
Mohammed Fairouz

The death of Prince Saud Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia was not unexpected. He had endured a debilitating illness for quite some time and, as a result, ha...

Unprecedented Israeli Action Against Jerusalem Club's Anti-Arab/Muslim Racism

James Dorsey | Posted 07.10.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

The Israeli government, in a historic break with past policy, is taking right-wing, nationalist Israeli soccer club, Beitar Jerusalem, to task for its openly racist policy of refusing to hire Israeli-Palestinian players, who rank among the country's top performers.

Jessica Schulberg

White House Blasts Trade Bill Provision That Aims To Protect Israeli Settlements

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday slammed a provision in the recently passed trade bill instructing U.S. trade negotiators to pressure European...

Jessica Schulberg

The U.S. and Israel Are Preemptively Discrediting The UN's Report On The Gaza War

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Israeli and U.S. governments have launched a campaign to preemptively discredit a forthcoming United Nations Human Rights Council re...

The Bigger Picture of the Negev's Umm al-Hiran

Nadim Nashif | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Nadim Nashif

For the past 60 years, Arab Palestinian Bedouin populations in southern Israel have struggled to simply stay on their land in the face of discrimination and the threat of displacement. For residents of Umm al-Hiran in the southern Naqab, time is running out.

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Read More: Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia Human Rights, Saudi King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia King Salman, Saudi Women Driving, Isis, Isil, Obama Isis, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Shiites, Shiite, Sunni, Jihad, Jihadistes, Jihadists, Jihadism, Counterterrorism, CIA Counterterrorism, Persian Gulf, Gcc, Gulf Cooperation Council, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Counter-Terrorism, Obama Counterterrorism, Arab Spring, Islamic Republic of Iran, Islamic State, Islamic Extremists, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Religious Tolerance, Interfaith Dialogue, Interfaith, Phobias, Islamophobia, Qatif Saudi Arabia, King Abdulazis Center for World Culture, Saudi Arabian King Abdelaziz Ibd Saoud, Islamisme, Mecca, Medina, Hajj, Inter-Religious Dialogue, Alberto-Fernandez, Center-for-Strategic-Counterterrorism-Communications-Al-Qaeda-Chat-Rooms, Public Diplomacy, Propaganda, Isis Social Media, Iraq ISIS Social Media, Terrorism, War on Terror, Wahhabism, Wahhabi, Wahhabisme, Salafists, Wahabi-Salafism, Salafisme, Salafi, Muslims, Muslim, Muslim Brotherhood, American Muslims, Arabia Saudita, Saudi, Saudi Women, Zionism, Aipac, Jstreet, Middle East Peace, WorldPost Middle East, Arab League, Arab World, Iran Nuclear Weapons, Iran Nuclear Program, Yemen, Yemen Violence, Yemen Al Qaeda, Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Houthis, Houthis Yémen, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis, Middle East Politics, Middle East Conflict, Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Al-Azhar University, Richard Stengel, Rick Stengel, RIck Stengel Time Magazine, Memri, Sectarian Violence, Sectarianism, Iraq Sectarian Violence, Sectarian Cleansing, Sectarian Tension Iraq, Ethnic Cleansing, Political Violence, Syria, Syrie, Syria Violence, Syria Conflict, UAE, Muslim Incitement, Cair, Radicalisation, Radicalization, Islam Radical, Radicali, Anti-Semitism, Anti-Israel, Barack Obama Anti-Israel, Israel Palestine, Conflit Israélo-Palestinien, Anti-Zionism, Conflict Resolution, Reconciliation, Truth and Reconciliation, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Facing History and Ourselves, Genocide, Sudan Genocide, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, American University of Beirut, American-University-of-Dubai, Prince Saud Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Saud, Prince Muqrin Bin Abdul-Aziz, Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Remembrance Day, World News
Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

Why Touring Israel Independently Was the Best Decision of My Life

Joan Erakit | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Joan Erakit

It's being alone on the open road surrounded by 7 other strangers. It's not showering for three days after hiking in the blazing hot sun. It's jumping into a taxi and realizing your Arabic is a complete joke and those fancy translation apps you downloaded at the German airport are useless.

Daniel Marans

Tom Morello In 'No Hurry' To Perform In Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

Tom Morello, celebrated rock guitarist and progressive political activist, expressed ambivalence about performing in Israel in an interview with The H...

Jessica Schulberg

GOP Candidates On The U.S. Embassy In Israel: Next Year In Jerusalem

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday issued a routine block to a 20-year old congressional effort to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from...

Jessica Schulberg

Benjamin Netanyahu To Appoint Opponent Of Palestinian Statehood As Head Of Peace Talks

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, under increasing pressure from President Barack Obama to prove his commitment to a two-state ...

For a Glimpse at the Future of Peacebuilding, Look to an Experiment Begun a Decade Ago

Ruba Huleihel | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Ruba Huleihel

In other words, what would happen if you brought the two of us -- an Israeli and a Palestinian -- together on neutral ground. Could we overcome bitter lines of division and mistrust by engaging each other in open, honest, face-to-face dialogue?

Why The Vatican's Recognition Of A Palestinian State Comes As No Great Surprise

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

The Vatican made headlines around the world Wednesday by announcing that it has finalized an agreement with the Palestinian state on Catholic Church a...

The Flute at the Checkpoint

Sandy Tolan | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Sandy Tolan

American politicians frequently declare that "Israel has a right to defend itself." Seldom does anyone ask if Palestinians have that same right, or even the right to enjoy freedom of movement in their own homeland.

Political Violence: Retiring the Word Terrorism

James Dorsey | Posted 06.27.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Founders of many modern states, including stalwarts of anti-terrorism like Israel and allies in the war on terror like the Kurds, achieved goals with political violence that killed innocent people and would be classified today as terrorism.

Does Fast Track Supporter Earl Blumenauer Also Support Israeli Settlements?

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

From the point of view of the administration, Blumenauer is an extremely rare commodity: a House Democrat who supports the Ryan-Hatch fast track legislation.

Jerusalem, Our Healing Mother City

Yehezkel Landau | Posted 06.21.2015 | Religion
Yehezkel Landau

This transcendent sense of Jerusalem as our common Mother City, helping us face one another as siblings in the sacred family drama still unfolding in our own lives -- this faith-conviction is what can strengthen our hope for the healing of our world.

Israel Chides Club for Racism in Bid to Fend Off FIFA Suspension

James Dorsey | Posted 06.20.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Israel's Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has demanded that notoriously racist club Beitar Jerusalem, the bad boy of Israeli soccer, retract recent statements that it would maintain its policy of not hiring Palestinian players because of opposition by the team's militant, racist fan base.

Palestine Needs Unity to Pursue War Crimes Case Against Israel

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

AMMAN -- While any new Palestinian strategy must be focused on the ultimate goal of ending the occupation, it is important not to continue using the issue of the ICC as a bargaining chip. Past delays have been made in return for shameful short term gains.

Jessica Schulberg

Palestinians Join International Criminal Court, Risking Loss Of U.S. Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday became the newest member of the International Criminal Court, meaning the group is now allowed to...

Contours of Future Israeli-Palestinian battles emerge on the soccer pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 05.29.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Legal and diplomatic battles in United Nations organizations and international sport associations involving charges of war crimes and efforts to suspend membership of one or the other are likely to shape future Israeli-Palestinian relations in the wake of last month's electoral victory by Binyamin Netanyahu.

Igor Bobic

Hillary Clinton Wants U.S.-Israel Relationship Back On 'Constructive Footing'

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that relations between the United States and Israel, frayed in recent months over ...

Israel To Stop Withholding Palestinian Tax Revenues

AP | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Friday that it will transfer Palestinian tax revenues it has been withholding as punishment for the Palestinians' appli...